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2003 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.32a: Nationla Screening for High Cholesterol, 1998

Blood cholesterol screening within past 5 years, persons age 18 and over, United States, 1998a
     
Population group Percent Standard error
Total 67.0 0.3
Age (not age adjusted)
18-44 53.0 0.5
45-64 80.8 0.5
65 and over 87.3 0.5
Race
American Indian or Alaska Native only 58.3 3.5
Asian or Pacific Islander only 68.2 1.7
Asian 69.3 1.9
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander DSU DSU
Black or African American only 67.3 0.9
White only 67.0 0.4
More than one race DSU DSU
Ethnicity
Hispanic 59.1 0.9
Total, non-Hispanic 67.9 0.4
Black or African American 67.1 0.9
White 68.0 0.4
Gender
Female 69.7 0.4
Male 64.2 0.5
Health insurance
Persons under age 65 66.6 0.4
Private 67.1 0.4
Public 61.5 1.2
Uninsured 42.9 0.9
Persons age 65 and over 87.3 0.5
Medicare + any private 89.8 0.5
Medicare + any public 86.2 1.4
Medicare only 80.2 1.3
Family income
< 100% of poverty level 56.2 1.0
100-199% of poverty level 59.5 0.9
200-399% of poverty level 67.0 0.6
>=400% of poverty level 74.6 0.6
Unknown 63.5 0.7
Education (persons age 25 and over)
Less than high school 57.9 0.9
High school graduate 68.6 0.6
At least some college 78.2 0.4
Residence location
MSA 68.4 0.4
Non-MSA 63.3 0.7

a Measure is age adjusted.

Race categories represent "primary" race (persons reported only one race or more than one race and identified one race as best representing their race). 

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey.

Table 1.31: National Screening for High Blood Pressure, 1998 Table 1.32b: Screening for High Cholesterol by State, 2001

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